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Halifax Churches and Graveyards GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices.

Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play!

On this 5 km tour, as well as the churches, gardens and graveyards, you'll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork and statues that make up this must-see section of the city.

Highlights include Victoria Park, the Old Burying Ground, St. Mary's Basilica, the Halifax Citadel, the Old Town Clock and more!

Don't just see Halifax, hear what it has to say!

The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go!

Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour too.

per adult from

$6

AUD

Duration

90 to 120 minutes

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Customer Service via Phone & Email
    • Lifetime tour access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS
    • Take as long as you like to complete the tour
    • Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)
    What's excluded :
    • Attraction tickets
    • Headphones (optional - audio will play from device speaker too)
    • Smartphone or tablet
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: South Park Street & South Street, South Park St & South St, Halifax, NS B3J, Canada

    Tour Introduction. You'll walk along the cemetery while we give you a preview of who's inside. Although 'Pass by Without Stopping' is checked off, remember you can stop at as many attractions and take as long to complete the tour as you like.

    Pass By: 1259 South Park St, Halifax, NS B3J 2K8, Canada

    Holy Cross Cemetery Part 2. You'll venture into the cemetery where we'll tell you a bit about the residents.

    Pass By: Holy Cross Cemetery, 1259 South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2K8 Canada

    As you explore the historic graveyard, we'll tell you about the lost grave of William Condon.

    Pass By: Victoria Park, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada

    As you stroll through this spectacular urban garden, we'll tell you all about it! There's a number of points of interest to explore here.

    Pass By: JCRC+47 Halifax, NS, Canada

    Oland Memorial Fountain. We'll point out this gorgeous fountain tell you what it memorializes!

    Pass By: Cathedral Church of all Saints, 5732 College St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1X3 Canada

    We'll point out this church across the street and tell you about a little mice problem it may have.

    Pass By: Clyde Street, Clyde St, Halifax, NS B3J, Canada

    Sir Walter Scott Memorial. We'll tell you all about this statue and why the man himself was so important.

    Pass By: JCRC+Q2 Halifax, NS, Canada

    Robert Burns Statue. We've got a surprise for you on this one. Robert Burns himself will tell you all about... himself.

    Pass By: Halifax Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3 Canada

    You'll see the tall wrought iron gate in front of you leading into the Halifax Public Gardens, a designated National Historic Site. Here you will find formal garden maintaining the style of the Victorian age.

    Pass By: JCV9+2Q Halifax, NS, Canada

    Design of a Victorian Garden. As you walk through the grounds you’ll notice the formality of design of a Victorian garden. Richard Power, a horticulturist and landscape gardener from Ireland was given the task of designing these public gardens.

    Pass By: JCR9+X6 Halifax, NS, Canada

    Horticultural Hall. As you move on you'll see the oldest building in the park, that was also used as a cold cellar, and across from that is the 130 year old Bandstand!

    Pass By: Griffin's Pond, Petite Allée, Halifax, NS B3H, Canada

    While walking along what was once a swampy wasteland, you'll see ducks and geese and even a quiet spot to sit and learn some of the history of the pond.

    Pass By: JCV9+FF Halifax, NS, Canada

    Boar War Memorial Fountain. As you stroll through the park you'll come across this memorial that was erected in 1903 to honour Canadian Soldiers who fought and died in the Boer War.

    Pass By: JCV8+7M Halifax, NS, Canada

    Victoria Jubilee Fountain. We'll tell you the background on this fountain that was erected to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 60th year as monarch.

    Pass By: Camp Hill Cemetery, 923 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3 Canada

    We'll tell you about why the Protestant Camp Hill Cemetery was created on old Commons ground and why you may want to browse through the ancient stones.

    Pass By: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A6 Canada

    We'll point out to you what may look like an ordinary modern brick building on the outside, but the contains wonders of extraordinary delight.

    Pass By: JCW7+W8 Halifax, NS, Canada

    South Commons. We'll tell you about Canada’s Oldest Urban Park that has been in use by the Halifax community for over 250 years!

    Pass By: JCX6+W8 Halifax, NS, Canada

    North Commons. We'll tell you why we have mentioned the Commons several times on this tour and we'll explain just what that means.

    Pass By: Armoury Place, Armoury Pl, Halifax, NS B3K, Canada

    We'll tell you about the ginormous Halifax Armoury built in 1895 as a drill hall for volunteer militia and what it's being used for today.

    Pass By: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, 5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada

    You'll learn why Citadel Hill, the highest point in Halifax, was chosen as the perfect place for a fort and who it was protecting the people of Halifax from.

    Pass By: Old Town Clock, Top of St George Street Citadel Hill, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

    You'll hear about why, Prince Edward, Commander in Chief of the military commissioned this clock to be built.

    Pass By: Grand Parade, Halifax, NS B3J, Canada

    You'll see why the Grand Parade remains the heart of the city and how it came to be built. We'll also point out to you the Halifax War Memorial Cenotaph.

    Pass By: Halifax City Hall, 1841 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y8 Canada

    We'll tell you why this building was designated a National Historic site of Canada in 1997 and also tell you a little bit about the beautiful Memorial to Fallen Peace Officers.

    Pass By: St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1749 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 3K4, Canada

    You'll learn how old this church is and a bit about it's long history and connection to slavery.

    Pass By: St. Mary's Basilica, 1508 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3 Canada

    You'll learn about a Gothic Revival Cathedral and how the effects of the Halifax Explosion in 1917 are still being felt today.

    Pass By: Old Burying Ground, Corner of Spring Garden and Barrington, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

    We'll tell you how old the cemetery is and some of the history of this tiny hectare of land. Why not take a moment and walk among stones etched with poignant tributes to those who passed centuries ago?

    Pass By: Fort Massey Cemetery, QUeen and South Sts, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

    You'll hear about when the Americans launched their Revolutionary War against British rule in 1775 and how Britain looked to Halifax as an important naval base.

  • Departure Point :
    1193 South Park St, Halifax, NS B3H 2W9, Canada
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/28/2020 - 1/6/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • You'll use your own smartphone and headphone (optional). Please abide by all provincial & federal health rules and recommendations regarding mask use and social distancing.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Tripvia Tours

Activity ID: V-214606P35

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